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Rexbolt

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SLIGEACH_EIRE

Well would you look at that. Joined 20 minutes ago, has 1 post advertising a piece of equipment that Nintendo themselves have stated doesn't work. We have ourselves a spammer.

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Rexbolt

SLIGEACH_EIRE wrote:

Well would you look at that. Joined 20 minutes ago, has 1 post advertising a piece of equipment that Nintendo themselves have stated doesn't work. We have ourselves a spammer.

LOL. It works from the TV, not the console.

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uoi100

Eh... I don't really care about headphones when playing in front of the tv. The issue is headphones when playing in handheld mode

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lordred12345

yeah its really annoying cause the only earphones I wear out are wireless

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heyitsme

There are a lot of devices that can be used. Problem is that you have an extra box dangling from your switch.

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Super_Gravy

I use an wireless headphone that connected to the TV in dock mode. When I am playing it in handheld mode, I use an earphone. But I do wish to use bluetooth headset though.

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Jordino

You can get stuff like this where it goes into the aux jack and doesn't dangle but is one solid piece. I don't have one, but things like this can connect to bluetooth devices such as headphones.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Wireless-Bluetooth-Music-Receiver-...

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NEStalgia

@Nerfpig Those are fine for stationary objects (like a docked Switch) but they'd put WAY too much leverage on the 3.5mm jack if bumped against something while handheld. Not worth it.

@Masurao LOL, it's true. And I'm guilty of being in both camps. It's a disgrace that standard 3.5mm jacks are going away and Apple's pushing that. I want better cans than most BT cans are for music, and don't want to charge them, and I already have them, very very good ones. And the versatility of the jack is a must. And yet, supporting the convenience of BT, especially for a game system, is very nice. I've used it a lot on my Vita and cursed my 3DS for not having it hoping the "NX" would. So for me I'd use BT for gaming more than wired, and wired much more than BT on a phone for music. Then again, I'm an audiophile for music (listening through a phone doesn't count as serious listening to me, there's a whole rack for that...), so there's that...

But for games, as I learned on Vita, nothing compares when out and about to a set of bone conduction headphones that you just slap on near your ear somewhere, and connect over BT to the handheld. Listening to music on that would be seriously nasty. Games are fine.

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electrolite77

@Masurao

The problem is that Nintendo haven't given us either option. If the Pro Controller or Joy Con grip had a headphone socket I wouldn't be bothered about BT.

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@Masurao I actually meant for portable mode. For the home dock I have a decent setup....Sennheiser RS...oh I forget the series...it's the proprietary latency free 2.4ghz wireless setup without compression. The open back ones. They're not exactly audiophile grade, but they're not far off, and considering a game console is just playing compressed sound samples, even these probably outresolve the sound samples. I just have an HDMI to HDMI + Toslink audio breakout adapter on my HDMI output and feed the Toslink into the headphone transmitter. A nice universal wireless solution for my WiiU, Switch, and PS4 all at once.

On the go though, I'm down to either wired headphones, on the go (which I'd rather avoid, but am stuck with) or dreaming of awkward bluetooth solutions! Especially on the go I generally prefer open-back or bone-condution solutions since I'd rather not be cut off from surroundings and miss that mugger or rabid dog coming up from behind me

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@Masurao LOL true enough. It can't prevent random jerks on bikes/skateboards/skates who will run you down and Chatty Suzy who's too busy using WhatsApp to notice her Barbie-pink dog leash is wrapping around your neck I definitely prefer open-back, bone conductor, ear buds (vs IEMs) or other non-ear sealing cans when gaming outside the home. Unless I'm listening to music or there's excessive industrial noise interfering. Then I'll seal it all out with noise cancelers or well isolating IEMs and the world can burn

And your reply to electro: LOL! Though technically I can't actually figure out why BT headphone support hasn't been enabled. It already has a BT radio, and while I originally thought maybe all the bandwidth is being consumed by the controllers, the fact that you can enable BT networking (according to the spec page) while docked and using BT controllers rules that out, and even if it only allowed BT headphones in handheld mode where the controllers have a physical connection instead of BT, it would be the most used BT mode anyway. It's likely purely software, not hardware, or a recognition of too much latency without licensing AptX. Technically it's still possible they patch that in at some point.

Still, they could have at least added the balanced audio...that's a big miss, Switch is doomed!

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electrolite77

@Masurao

That's just a silly response. Adding a headphone jack or enabling BT Headphone support when it already has BT hardware is not going to meet into their profit margins. Let's keep it grown up and leave out the straw man defence tactic.

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@Masurao It's certainly possible there's a hardware reason it can't be done. We know it has the BT hardware onboard, we know it will have latency because Nintendo would never license AptX, we just don't know if there's any specific reason it can't use that hardware for audio! For now it's 50/50 if it physically can't be done, or if software support just needs to be added. I'd be happy even if it could only work in handheld mode where you're not using the BT for controllers. In the dock, a 3.5mm BT transmitter would work fine if needed.

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Novanak

I'm hard of hearing so in dock mode having no headphones (without wires everywhere) was not an option. Luckily I also have an Xbox One. Plugged my Switch into the HDMI IN on my Xbox and I now use my Switch in dock mode with my wireless turtle beach 800x's. Sorted.

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